Pee-Wee first made the Skylark W.E. Flyer famous back in his first movie that revolved around him finding his precious bike with the tiger headlight. Well, some folks over at Lucasfilm decided to mod their own Skylark with various Star Wars themed parts and doo-hickeys, and the resulting Frankenbike looks like the Star Wars Geek’s version of Pee-Wee’s old school. No plans have been made to actually mass produce and sell the Empire Strikes Bike, but you all know as well as I do, that once George smells profit potential there’s a good chance it may hit the retail scene. It’s very similar to when Sharks smell blood. Instead of blood, Lucas can physically smell money being printed, which gets him into a frenzy that results in his approval to license another gimmicky product based on his beloved Star Wars Franchise.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens with the Empire Strikes Bike and it’s potential release to the public. Although, I don’t think anyone riding this bike would look right unless they wore a gray suit with a red bowtie. In fact, I may even be inlcined to punch somebody that I saw riding this thing, or maybe jam a stick into the spokes so they tumble face first into the pavement. Check it out below, and head on over to this link to take a more in-depth look at all of the features. You’ve been thinking about what ever happened to Mr. Herman…